Hello everyone! The monochromatic palette that I’ve been waiting for from ColourPop has finally launched, the Uh-Huh Honey Palette. If honey is in the name then you can probably guess that the colour story will be… yellow! Yay! I’ve been all about yellow eyeshadow this summer. I’ve been wearing my Sydney Grace Cosmetics Lemon Cream shadow constantly and I’m so excited that I have nine new yellow eyeshadows to play with.
But you’re probably wondering if the palette is any good right? Keep reading to find out!
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ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette Review
The ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey eyeshadow palette contains nine yellow themed eyeshadows. Five are matte, three are metallic and one is a pressed glitter formula.
ColourPop didn’t increase the price of this palette to account for the pressed glitter. It still retails for $12USD which surprised me because they bumped the price of the Sweet Talk & California love palettes to account for the glitter shades.
The Uh-Huh Honey palette is plastic. The shadows inside are magnetic and can be rearranged if you wish, but the shade names are printed under each pan so I don’t know why you would change it.
The palette contains a mirror which is awesome for travel, or getting ready if your makeup isn’t stored near a vanity.
Obviously the Uh-Huh Honey Color Story is sunshine & daisies rolled into an eyeshadow palette. I can’t get over it.
The shade selection is very, well, yellow. Obviously! My problem with these monochromatic palettes is that they do contain a lot of similar shades. I can hardly detect a difference between Stinger & Totally Buggin as well as Sweet Spot & Oh Behave on my eyes. Even so I do love yellow shadows and for $12 I won’t complain too much.
Uh-Huh Honey has a yellow inner corner highlight shade, Sunburst which I honestly think is worth the cost of the entire palette itself. It’s bright and ethereal with a touch of yellow. What the palette really lacks is a deeper shade to add depth to your looks. We probably all have darker brown shadows that will work with yellow but I find it annoying to reach for other shadows when I use a palette.
Pigmentation, fallout & blend
These shades are super pigmented! I love a good pigmented yellow and it’s nice that I don’t need to spend a ton of time building up the mattes or metallics.
The shimmers do have fallout but no more than other eyeshadow palettes. Oh Beehave is the only shade that had a ton of kick-up in the pan.
I noticed that these metallics don’t quite glide across my eyes as well as the shimmers in my older ColourPop palettes. The formula in the Give It To Me Straight and Double Entendre palettes have a lot more glide to them if that makes sense. I feel like I need to spend more time packing on the shimmer & metallic shades in these newer palettes.
The blend is where things get dicey. They say that purples are tricky but I find yellows are often even harder to blend. The matte shades go on better for me with a patting motion as opposed to a windshield wiper motion and I end up with skipping on the lid if I use motions that cover too much area.
They’re good shadows, they just take time to work with.
The Pressed Glitter Shade
I’m addressing the pressed glitter shade Palooza separately because personally I find it to be a hot mess. I’m discovering that I’m not the biggest fan of glitter, especially these chunky glitter shades ColourPop is now including in their palettes.
I need a glitter glue to make the glitter adhere to my eyes properly, and even when it does it gives my eye so much texture. It also gets all over my face when I use it and no matter how well I wash it I still find bits of yellow glitter in my cats’ fur.
I used Maybelline Fit Me Concealer for my first wear test and I wasn’t surprised at all to find that the shadows creased and wore off within a few hours. I always have this issue no matter what shadows or concealer I’m using.
With a primer the wear time was much better. I got through most of the day before I noticed any fading of the shadows using the Too Faced shadow insurance Primer as well as the Morphe Eyelid Primer.
ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette Swatches
Stinger: matte muted yellow
Sunburst: metallic lemon with blue shimmer
Sweet Spot: matte bright bumblebee yellow
Dandy: metallic canary yellow
Palooza: bright yellow pressed glitter
Queen B: metallic bronze-gold
Totally Buggin’: matte Butterscotch-yellow
Oh Beehave: matte honeyed yellow
Buzz Kill: matte light brown
I’m not planning on purchasing any more monochromatic palettes from ColourPop in the foreseeable future. I find that I can’t create all that many looks with these one colour 9 pan palettes with the exception of the Brown Sugar Palette.
All the looks I’ve seen with the Uh-Huh Honey, Blue Moon and Orange You Glad palettes have been almost exactly the same, and I struggled to create three different looks with these shades.
My first Uh-Huh Honey Palette look is really simple. It consists of two transition shades and a yellow matte, Oh Beehave, all over the lid. I tried to deepen the outer corners of my eyes with Buzz Kill but it’s really not dark enough to function in that way.
Here’s a glitter halo eye. Once again I tried to use the darkest shade to deepen the inner & outer corners of my eye… it didn’t work so well. I like the way it turned out but I would never wear this look out of the house because the glitter got all over my face in the application process. I had to wash my face for five minutes straight to get it all off…
This look is actually my favourite out of my three Uh-Huh Honey looks. It consists of Sweet Spot in the crease, Buzz Kill in the outer Corner and Sunburst all over the lid. I didn’t even wear eyeliner here, I liked how simple the look was with just lashes and mascara.
Sunburst really adds dimension to the eyes.
- Three different finishes
- Great pigmentation
- Contains a highlight shade
- Palooza Glitter is chunky
- Shadows take some work to blend
- The darkest shade is too light to add depth
- Many shades look similar on the eyes
Did you pick up the ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette?
I’m not upset that I picked up the ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey palette but I wish the glitter shade wasn’t so chunky. I also would have liked to see a little more variety in the shades since they look so similar on my eyes. I’m taking a break from shadow palette reviews for the time being but you can expect to see a review of the new Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oil soon! Thanks for reading x